Surfside Beach Journals

2007-Surfside Beach in July with the Boys

A July 2007 trip to Surfside Beach by HDRyders

The Pier Photo, Surfside Beach, South Carolina More Photos
Quote: Our summer vacation with the boys.

2007-Surfside Beach in July with the Boys


The Pier Photo, Surfside Beach, South Carolina
We decided to stay just south of Myrtle Beach. We stayed at The Plantation Resort in a two bedroom Villa. Our room had a kitchen so that we did not have to eat out everyday.

Quick Tips:

Take a drive north to visit Bass Pro, Dicks Last Resort, Ripleys Aquarium. If you head south check out Huntington Beach State Park and take a one hour drive to Georgetown to hop aboard the Low Counrty Boat Tour.

Best Way To Get Around:

Rent a car.

Plantation Resort of Myrtle Beach

Hotel | "Plantation Resort Villas "

Plantation Resort of Myrtle Beach Photo, Surfside Beach, South Carolina
We stayed in a two bedroom unit. Both rooms were spacious with a large closet, large dresser, night stands with alarm clocks, and a TV. The unit had a washer and a dryer. The bathroom had a hair dryer and a whirlpool tub. The kitchen was well equipped with pots and pans, etc... It had a microwave oven, toaster, full sized fridge, and a coffee maker. The living room had a sliding door leading to a concrete patio over looking a good sized pond. The kids enjoyed feeding the turtles, fish and geese. We were located across from the indoor pool & activity center. The outdoor pool was located down the road, we found ourselves driving to it. The outdoor pool wes divided into two areas. The kid area had ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 5, 2007

Plantation Resort of Myrtle Beach
1250 Highway 17 N
Surfside Beach, South Carolina 29575
(843) 913-5000

Dick's Last Resort


I took the family here without warning them. We walked into the restaurant, to be greeted by a lady at the register chewing on gum. She told my son that she was too busy to seat us. She told him to get menus and find a seat for us. The look on everyone's face....Priceless!! My husband caught on by now. We got to our table to be greeted by a insult from our he tossed the placemats and napkins on the table...and told the boys to set the table. My son said I don't think we should eat here, they are rude. We couldn't help but laugh. Well they caught on and gave the one liners back to the waiter. The food here is average, the decor rustic. They ask you if you want a hat, if you say yes, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 2, 2008

Dick's Last Resort
4700 Hwy 17 S.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
(843) 272-7794

Cap'n Rod's Lowcountry Plantation Tours

Attraction | "Low Country Plantation Boat Tours"

Cap'n Rod's Lowcountry Plantation Tours Photo, Georgetown, South Carolina
We took a 3 hour lighthouse/shelling tour with Captain Rod. We took off on time and headed through the intercostal waterways, as Capt Rod gave us a history of the town and of the plantations we passed on the way. He is very entertaining. He is more than willing to answer any questions you may have about the area. He took us to a barrier island for shelling, he directed us as to where the best shelling is and how to find the shells. Both my boys found conch shells. My youngest even found a starfish. We didn't find any sand dollars but quite a few fellow passengers did. We spent a little over an hour on the island. On the way back we passed close to the Georgetown Lighthouse (North Shore Light). There w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 11, 2007

Cap'n Rod's Lowcountry Plantation Tours
Boarding on Front Street HarborWalk
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
(843) 477-0287

Huntington Beach State Park Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
For our Day-at-the-Beach we opted for one of the state parks, granted there is an enterance fee of about $20.00, as opposed to the public beach. The beach here is well kept. There is a historic house on the property as well as a boardwalk. We walked both. I believe ther eis also a stone pier as well. We took a picnic lunch and a cooler with pop and water for the kids. Bring plastic baggies to keep your stuff dry and sand free. We also brought our own chairs. If you walk down away from the public access closest to the parking lot the beach becomes more secluded.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 2, 2008

Huntington Beach State Park
16148 Ocean Highway
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576
+1 843 237 4440

Ripley's Aquarium

Attraction | "Ripleys Aquarium"

Ripley's Aquarium Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
We took the boys (10-12) to the aquarium. It was not as large as I thought it would be. There are a few side rooms with some informative displays but I found that it was to crowded to enjoy (read) them. The best part of the aquarium is the moving sidewalk that takes you though glass tunnels for underwater viewing of the fish, sharks, and other marine life. There was a presentation with the stingrays, but that was overly crowded as well. At the end of the underwater viewing there is a hands on touch tank and various learning stations for the kids. Yes you guessed, it was overcrowded too. It was very loud in there. Naturally when you are finished with your visit you have to walk through a long gif...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 2, 2008

Ripley's Aquarium
1110 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(800) 734-8888